To Kill a Mockingbird taken off school list because it makes people 'uncomfortable'

A US school district has decided to remove 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from its junior-high reading list after "complaints" about the book's language.

While the book will remain in the library, the school administrator says they're going to use another book in the 8th grade course.

Vice President of the school board in the Mississippi district, Kenny Holloway, said schools can "teach the same lesson with other books", CBS News reports.

She added some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable".

To Kill A Mockingbird was taken off the school district's reading list. Source: Getty Images / Stock

Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town.

A message on the school's website says "To Kill A Mockingbird" teaches students that compassion and empathy don't depend upon race or education.

This is not the first time a school district has decided to pull the classic Harper Lee book, which is often listed as one of the country’s most frequently banned books.

Last year, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were removed from classrooms in Accomack County, Virginia following a complaint about the use of the N-word.